Carved and painted wooden figure of a seated deity, Tian Hou, the Queen of Heaven, holding an imperial plaque in her right hand. She is seated on a red throne and wearing a large headdress with rectangular upper section.
Part of The Louise Tythacott Collection . The Louise Tythacott Collection was compiled as the result of intensive fieldwork over several years in South China and Hong Kong. Ms Tythacott is a Chinese-speaking anthropologist and a museum curator, and was Curator of Ethnography at Liverpool Museum, who was particularly fortunate in developing contacts during the course of her work. Ms Tythacott has also made collections for the Museum of Mankind.